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  • Blog Post: UK/IE MVP Cloud OS Week Invitation

    9 th to 13 th September, join the MVP community in London for a ‘real world’ look at the Microsoft Cloud OS Monday 9 th September at the Microsoft Office, Victoria, London Join leading MVPs for a two track one day event that tackles the delivery of Enterprise data platforms and analytics solutions. Please...
  • Blog Post: Watch: MVPs help lauch Visual Studio 2010

    Join us on a global tour as Microsoft MVPs help launch Visual Studio 2010!
  • Blog Post: Children and Internet safety top priority for Microsoft and MVPs

    February 9th marked Safer Internet Day, a vital drive to promote a safer internet for all users, especially young people. For the second year in a row, Microsoft subsidiaries across Europe have been organizing employee volunteering activities for Safer Internet Day 2010. Through local partnerships with...
  • Blog Post: MVP Releases Programming Course on Writing Computer Games

      MVP Rob Miles has produced a programming course, for students who have no prior experience in writing games in C# and the XNA Game Studio. The course is designed to engage students with the craft of programming, by the creation of gameplay using the XNA game framework. Overview of the course "Getting...
  • Blog Post: Interviews at TechEd Europe 2009 – MVP Nominee Chris Testa-O’Neill

    Listen to MVP Nominee, Chris Testa-O’Neill discuss his community contributions that got him nominated for the Microsoft MVP Award.  He also discuses what he loves about working in I.T. Chris is an active member on the community site, SQL Server FAQ.com. Learn more about Chris by his visiting his...
  • Blog Post: Interviews at TechEd Europe 2009 – MVP Andy Malone

    Watch MVP Andy Malone discuss his community contributions, and why he loves I.T. with Karen Young in the video above. Andy is the CEO of Quality Training Ltd and founder of both the Dive Deeper Technology and Cybercrime Security events. Based in Scotland, Andy is a popular international event speaker...
  • Blog Post: MVP Is “Engineering In The Cloud”

    MVP Simon Cox recently co-wrote an article for the Microsoft Architect Journal in June 2009, entitled ‘Engineering in the Cloud: An Engineering Software + Services Architecture Forged in Turbulent Times’. Simon’s article describes the architectural challenges that are inherent in implementing “Engineering...
  • Blog Post: MVP Releases BizUnit on CodePlex!

    MVP Kevin Smith runs an open source project for automated testing of Microsoft BizTalk solutions. He developed BizUnit to help drive up the quality of BizTalk solutions. Since March 2007, he has received over 5,792 downloads across all build releases. The BizUnit tool is used by many BizTalk architects...
  • Blog Post: MVP Writes ‘How To’ Guide For Live Writer Plugins

    Scott Lovegrove is a Windows Live MVP. He is one of the main writers for LiveSide.net , a community website dedicated to Windows Live. Scott has written a number of popular plugins for Windows Live Writer, and can often be found in the Live Writer Support forum, for both general support and the developer...
  • Blog Post: MVPs Headline At SQLBits!

    Join MVPs Simon Sabin , James Rowland-Jones , Chris Webb , Martin Bell , Darren Green and Allan Mitchell for SQLBits! SQLBits is the UK’s largest SQL Server conference and takes place on November 19 th -21 st at Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, South Wales. Registrations are now open. This year’s event...
  • Blog Post: Extending Windows 7 with Windows Live Essentials

    MVP Andy Malone , presents a great blog post on how to extend the functionality of Windows 7 with Windows Live Essentials. Read an excerpt of Andy’s blog post below: “After my recent review of Windows 7 on my blog a couple of folks have asked so how does Windows Live fit into Windows 7? Firstly, in a...
  • Blog Post: MVP Speeds Windows 7 Installation For Netbooks

    Did you know that Windows 7 can easily be installed from a USB drive? For users with netbooks and those who want a fast installation, a USB drive installation offers a great alternative from installing from a DVD. Earlier this year, MVP Gary Short , published a great post on how to install Windows 7...
  • Blog Post: MVP Living The Digital Lifestyle

    MVP Ian Dixon is the site owner of thedigitallifestyle.com. The site has been running for 4 years and he has produced over 50 podcasts and videos to watch on the site. In a recent podcast entitled ‘First look at Windows Home Server Power Pack 3 (beta) Windows Media Center Addin’ . Ian discusses the main...
  • Blog Post: MVPs Headline at the Learning Gateway

    Please join UK MVP speakers Alex Pearce , Andrew Woodward , Penny Coventry , Nathan Winters and Steve Smith for the first ever conference dedicated to the Microsoft Learning Gateway to be held on the 15th July 2009 in Birmingham, UK. The event focuses on Microsoft SharePoint and is targeted towards both...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Conference Goes Virtual!

    Please join MVP Richard Siddaway and a whole host of expert speakers such as Mark Russinovich, Gareth Hall and Matt Deacon for the launch of TechNet’s very first virtual conference! The event is designed to help you to cut costs, increase efficiency and reduce environmental impact, whilst still getting...
  • Blog Post: MVP Makes BizTalk Integration Easy!

    MVP Saravana Kumar has recently refreshed the BizTalk Community Site, BizTalk 247 ! BizTalk 247 consolidates BizTalk articles, blogs and websites into a single resource. The site is categorized into a number of topic areas including, installation, administration, development, maintenance and security...
  • Blog Post: MVP Launches New Media Center and Home Server User Group

    Picture Credit to Paul Foster Congratulations to MVP Ian Dixon for setting up a new User Group dedicated to Media Center and Home Server enthusiasts! The first meeting was held at the end of April 2009 and was attended by a good number of UK Media Center and Home Server professionals. During the meeting...
  • Blog Post: Visio MVP Develops Free Shareware Application

    Visio MVP David Parker recently developed visViewer as a shareware program to encourage the use of the Visio document format with non-Visio users. At the end of Jan 2009, the Visio application became available free on a Microsoft Visio Toolbox CD. 10,000 copies are currently in production and will be...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint MVPs Speak Out in London!

    The SharePoint Best Practices Conference comes to London during the 6 th to 8 th April 2009! Meet and hear some of the world’s foremost experts on Microsoft SharePoint at the Queen Elizabeth Conference Centre. With over 56 sessions and tracks dedicated to all types of audience from IT Pros , Developers...
  • Blog Post: UK MVPs Present at the UK’s Biggest Event For Software Developers!

    UK ASP.NET MVP Guy Smith-Ferrier and Visual C# MVP Oliver Sturm , will be speaking at the 12 th annual Microsoft DevWeek event during 23 rd – 27 th March 2009 in London, UK. This year’s DevWeek event features a record total of 17 all-day workshops and 89 conferences session. It is Europe’s leading independent...
  • Blog Post: UK MVP Delivers SQL Server 2008 Overview

    What’s new for a database administrator in SQL Server 2008? MVP Martin Bell attempts to answer this question and provides a tour of the many new features in SQL Server 2008. In Martin’s presentation , he demonstrates some of his favourite SQL Server 2008 features including the new Auditing feature, Transparent...
  • Blog Post: MVP Takes a Journey to the Dark Side!

    UK MVP Andy Malone recently presented at MCT Summit 2009 in Prague. Andy’s presentation was entitled, “Cybercrime – A journey to the Dark Side!”. His two sessions proved very popular, with over 400 people attending! Take a look at Andy’s video below, where he provides an overview of the event and conducts...
  • Blog Post: UK MVP Demystifies IIS 7.0 for ASP.NET Developers

    Recently, UK MVP Andrew Westgarth delivered a presentation on Microsoft Internet Information Services 7.0 (IIS 7.0) for ASP.Net developers. He delivered his presentation at the Scottish Developer User Group Meeting and looked at the architecture behind IIS 7.0. Andrew also presented on IIS 7.0’s management...
  • Blog Post: UK MVPs Feature in TechNet Newsletter

    UK Security developer MVPs, Chris Seary and Barry Dorrans were recently featured in the December edition of Microsoft UK Security TechNet newsletter ! Chris Seary’s article entitled, “ Granular Security with Windows Communication Foundation ”, looks at issues with network protocol security. Whereas,...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft MVP Delivers Helping Hand To UK Charity

    Microsoft Small Business Server (SBS) MVP Tim Long and founder of TiGra Networks has been working with Chequers Youth Facility , a charitable youth organisation based in the UK to deliver a new IT suite for the young people of the town. The project included a network server running Microsoft SBS 2008...
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